Agent V

Literary Agent

Fuse Literary

aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

A lot of queries referencing #MSWL are reaching. "You like feminist topics? My book has a woman in it!" Careful what you wishlist. #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Try to avoid genre cliches as adjectives in your query, like "tough" or "sardonic" thriller MC's or "quirky" romance MCs. #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips
Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Unsupported or potentially controversial suppositions in your first line. Big query killer. Ex: "All girls want..." #TenQueries #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Please never use the words "I have just completed" in your query. Ideally you've betad, revised, edited etc. long before querying. #querytip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

I cannot stress enough how much a mistake it is to start off your query on a negative note, or reference your past failures. #querytip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

#QueryTip: Mentioning how unsuccessful you've been with previous submissions is like talking about having been dumped on a first date.

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

I know it's tricky to find balance between self-effacing and too cocky, but maybe don't mention in your query how much you suck. #querytip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Reading through the query, I can't tell whether it's fiction or NF or the genre, until the market graph. Hmm. #TenQueries #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

If your query contains a TON of unnecessary words, redundancy, etc. I'm going to assume your manuscript is the same. #TenQueries #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Literally just had a query apologizing for sending me an unedited manuscript. This is not okay, for many reasons. #TenQueries #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Reasons you didn't get a query response:
1. Didn't follow guidelines
2. You subbed multiple agents/didn't mention why
3. Rudeness
#querytip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Probably 80% of the queries I receive read as "any agent will do." Showing you researched puts you AHEAD OF THE PACK. #querytip #tenqueries

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips
Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

If you sub to an agent and they reject your MS, it's a good idea to check policy before querying another agent at the same house. #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

If your query to me is addressed to [not my name], I usually delete without reading because I assume it's not really meant for me. #QueryTip

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Only a few more days until torontowritingworkshop.com don't forget to sign up for your critiques! #writetip #querytip #writingcon

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

Send your query to yourself first, to make sure everything looks ok. #querytip from @VanessaRobins7 #hippocamp16

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

So many querying writers ignore word count norms in their market. @VanessaRobins7 #querytip #hippocamp16

Agent V
@VeroniKaboom
Literary Agent
aka V Park, LitšŸ”„Agent @FuseLiterary . She/Her/They. Writer. Consultant/CEO. Doer of Roller Derby. Champion of HEAs. Bi-furious. Collector of Cheeses. Goatfish.
225 MSWL
5 AskAgent
14 Queries
66 Tips

#QueryTip: audience/market line = "My work will appeal to fans of [subject matter comp] & [voice comp]." #hippocamp16